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SEC Bloggers Week Twelve Review

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Nov 21, 2011


Each week, CFN’s SEC Bloggers put the previous weekend under the microscope, looking for the Lucky 7



1. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BH: COMING
GH: Tyler Wilson; QB, Arkansas – There were skeptics out there who thought there would be a dropoff from Ryan Mallett to the unproven Wilson, they have been proven wrong.
RM: LSU’s RBs – We’re making this award plural and giving it to the seven LSU runners that got three or more carries, for 353 yards (7.1 ypc). There were more, but we’ll cap it at three or more carries, and Jordan Jefferson is a QB. Now think about this - of the five main running backs, none of them are upperclassmen.
BS: Tyler Wilson; QB, Arkansas – It’s amazing how good Tyler Wilson is, especially considering he gets hit on virtually every play. That could be a problem this week against LSU, but it wasn’t against Mississippi State.
DS: Tyler Wilson; QB, Arkansas – Another week...Another Offensive P.O.W. award for the Hawgs QB.


2. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BH: COMING
GH: Danny Trevathan; LB, Kentucky – He is as consistent a player as there is in the SEC, if he played for anyone else he would be getting the notoriety he deserves for his tremendous play.
RM: Danny Trevathan; LB, Kentucky – One of the most underrated defensive players in SEC history; might be because his name is so hard to spell/pronounce. Seriously, a studly career.
<BS: Ron Brooks; DB, LSU – At this point, you can just spin a wheel of LSU defensive backs, and one is bound to wind up in this category.
DS: Danny Trevathan; LB, UK – The consistent LB had 17 tackles, 3TFL, 1sack, and 2 forced fumbles. Runner up award for LSU DB Ron Brooks.


3. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BH: COMING
GH: Blair Walsh; K, Georgia – Kickers who make all their kicks and account for most of the scoring in a close game usually deserve this award.
RM: Blair Walsh; K, Georgia – There’s been a Blair Walsh siting in Athens. In what has proven to be a difficult season for the normally superb placekicker, Walsh shined on a day his team struggled offensively...against Kentucky.
BS: Blair Walsh; PK, Georgia – Walsh connected on all four of his field goal attempts which A) won the game and B) is a departure from what he’s been doing all year.
DS: Blair Walsh; PK, Georgia – With the Dawgs offense bogging down in UK territory, Walsh was perfect on the day.


4. COACH OF THE WEEK
BH: COMING
GH: Derek Dooley; Tennessee – I’m sure he was feeling the pressure of most people expecting Vanderbilt to come into Knoxville and win. Tennessee still has a long way to go but Dooley needed this win.
RM: Derek Dooley; Tennessee – Yes, it helps to have your starting QB back, but Tyler Bray was far from 100% - nor crisp - and the ‘Dores were the better team. Yet Dooley kept his troops together for the Vols first conference win. As crazy as it sounds to write, this will help UT for regional recruiting.
BS: Bobby Petrino; Arkansas - He’s got that offense clicking on all cylinders at the moment.
DS: Bobby Petrino; Arkansas – The Hawgs had every reason to look past MSU with a trip to LSU looming but Petrino has Arkansas playing their best football of the year at the right time..


5. BEST GAME OF THE WEEK
BH: COMING
GH: Vanderbilt v. Tennessee – I never thought I would be this excited to watch a November SEC game between two teams with a combined two SEC wins coming in but I was. This was a fun game that lived up to my own personal hype.
RM: Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee – Great game. Thought Vandy would be on the winning side, and they ended up roughly equal in passing/running yards, but four turnovers to two for the Vols was the costly difference.
BS: Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee – So the final play of the game was wrong twice to make it right again, right? Unreal.
DS: Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee – This writer thought the ‘Dores were finally going to do it in Knoxville... These two teams provided the best game of the weekend.


6. BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEEK
BH: COMING
GH: South Carolina, Auburn, Florida, Alabama – I guess all these teams were looking ahead to next weekend’s rivalry games. Only way to explain those games.
RM: No.’s 1-2-3 – In my heart, I think LSU and Arkansas are the two best teams in America - and if Arkansas’ not No. 3, they’re certainly in the top 10. But it says just as much about how top heavy an overall conference is that three times from one division could be ranked 1-3 in the nation.
BS: Tyler Bray – So, apparently he wasn’t done for the year. All that hard work by the Tennessee beat writers scoping out “Bray Watch” paid off.
DS: 61-45 – Combined half time score of South Carolina, Auburn, and Florida vs. their counterparts from the Southern Conference, not Southeastern Conference..


7. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE WEEK
BH: COMING
GH: Derek Dooley’s Gatorade Bath – Did Tennessee’s football players really dump Gatorade on their head coach after beating Vanderbilt for their first SEC win of the season? The Phillip Fulmer era feels like so long ago, doesn’t it?
RM: Vandy – 10 of your 11 starters on defense are seniors. THIS is the year to win. We remain impressed with the job James Franklin has done in Nashville, but at some point we need to hold Vandy’s feet to the fire for not being able to put teams away this year. It’s, well, disappointing. As for the Jelesky cheap shot, we note this is not the first time this season that a Vandy offensive lineman has been involved in a career-threatening clip. Get a hold of your kids, Franklin.
BS: Vanderbilt OL Josh Jelesky – That wasn’t just a personal foul, it was an attempt to injure. That warrants a suspension.
DS: The state of Mississippi – 96-20...The combined scores of LSU/Ole Miss and Arkansas/MSU. Not a good Saturday for the Magnolia state.


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